International Guest Professorships

To strengthen diverse, inclusive research and to promote the expansion of international networks, the University of Bamberg has initiated a funding program for international guest professorships. During their one-month research and teaching stays at the University of Bamberg, six visiting professors collaborate with Bamberg colleagues to develop diversity-related research projects and present them to the public in a series of lectures. Additionally, the international guests will contribute to teaching and advise early-career scholars from Bamberg.

The call for proposals for 2023 is available here(185.2 KB).

2022 Diversity Guest Professors and their Joint Projects with Bamberg Scholars


Prof. Dr. Antonella Ghersetti

Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Arabic Language and Literature

Research topic: Discourses of Alterity in the Classical Arabic adab Tradition with Special Reference to Language Ideology with Prof. Dr. Lale Behzadi (Arabic Studies)


Prof. Dr. Don E. Walicek

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras


Research topic: Diversification of the International Corpus of English with Prof. Dr. Manfred Krug (English Linguistics)


Prof. Dr. David D. Kim

University of California, LA, USA

European Languages and Transcultural Studies

Research topic: Hannah Arendt - Exile and Diversity with Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Marx (Modern German Literary Studies)


Prof. Dr. Nancy Kendall

University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Educational Policy Studies

Research topic: Gender Issues in International Education Research with Dr. Susanne Ress (General Pedagogy)


Dr. Mervi Kaukko

Tampere University, Finland


Research topic: Expertise in Innovative Research with Refugee Children and Youth with Prof. Dr. Annette Scheunpflug (General Pedagogy)


Dr. Yariv Feniger

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Research topic: From Research to Education Policy in Israel with Prof. Dr. Steffen Schindler (Sociology with Focus on Education and Work in the Life Course)


Dr. Laura Swift

Open University, UK

Classical Studies

Research topic: Dramatic Discourses on Diversity in the Bacchae of Euripides with Prof. Dr. Sabine Vogt (Classical Philology with a focus on Greek Studies)


Prof. Dr. Dr. Dion A. Forster

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology

Research topic: Social Coherence and Mechanisms of Othering during the Corona Pandemic in South Africa and Germany with Prof. Dr. Thomas Wabel (Systematic Theology)


International Diversity Guest Professorships 2021

2021 Diversity Guest Professors and their Joint Projects with Bamberg Scholars


Dr. Anna Nedoluzhko

Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Formal and Applied Linguistics

Research topic: Modeling Language Learner Diversity with Prof. Dr. Sandra Birzer (Slavic Linguistics)


Prof. Dr. Sophia Labadi

University of Kent, England

Heritage Studies

Research topic: Diversity, Gender, Women, and Heritage with Prof. Dr. Mona Hess (Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation)


Pravdoliub Ivanov, PhD

National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Psychology of Art, Art Education, and General Education

Research topic: Collective Aesthetic Situations in Theory and Practice with Dr. Notburga Karl (Didactics of Fine Arts)


Dr. Ella Peltonen

University of Oulu, Finland

Ubiquitous Computing

Research topic: Encouraging Young Female Engineers by Citizen Science and Crowd Sensing for Smart Cities with Prof. Dr. Daniela Nicklas (Mobile Systems)


Dr hab. Maria Nowak

University of Warsaw, Poland

Roman Law and the Law of Antiquity

Research topic: Diversity in Roman Law with Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Peter Riedlberger (Late Antique History and Culture)


Prof. Dr. Alexander Yao Cobbinah

Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil


Research topic: West-African Heritage in Colonial Brazil: Language, Culture, and Resistance in Minas Gerais with Prof. Dr. Enrique Rodrigues-Moura (Romance Literary Studies / Hispanic Literatures)